360 Environmental
  11th May 2010  

360 Newsletter

News

EA issue revised Guidance on low-risk waste activities
Latest England municipal waste stats show fall of 1.6%
SEPA publish Scottish Waste Data Digest
The Times 5 easy ways to be green and save money

New Consultations

None

Recent consultations here.

PRNs

No real change from last week. Obligation data is due on 17th May. Prices for last years PRNs shown here.

Current price guide - £/tonne (last week in brackets if there is a change)

Paper - 2-3 
Glass - 18-23 
Aluminium - 18-22 
Steel 13-17
Plastic - 3-5 
Wood - 3-4 
Net recycling - 2-3 
Net recovery - 1-2

Events

Details of these and links to the organisers can be found on our website

31 May - World Recycling Convention and Exhibition - Istanbul
15-17 June - Futuresource Exhibition - London
24 June - Developing UK Biogas - Stoneleigh Park Nr Coventry
14-16 September - Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition - NEC
13-14 October - Irish Recycling and Waste Exhibition - Dublin

Prosecutions - details here

EA - Chicken processor fined £17.7k for Packaging Regulations offences - 10 May
EA - Fridge recycler fined £15k with suspended jail sentence - 7 May 

Jobs

Compliance Manager - Boston, Lincs - closing date 29 May
Groundwork Community Recycling Coordinator - Bishop Auckland - closes 14 May

360 Support

Could you be breaking the law? Try out our Compliance Health Check.

www.360environmental.co.uk for packaging, training and general compliance support. We have a range of support Associates specialising in Permitting and Planning. 
www.wastesupport.co.uk for our new EWC code finder, Batteries and WEEE protocol calculators. We also have a comparison table for the new Exemptions.

Humour

Newspaper clipping

A viral ad for a blanket made with activated carbon fabric to absorb the odour of flatulence has become an online hit.
The campaign for the so-called Better Marriage Blanket has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube. The ad claims that the blanket, designed by Denver science teacher Francis Bibbois, is a "real solution to a very real problem".
Mr Bibbo apparently got the idea for the blanket when he was hunting in a suit made of similar materials and realised he could break wind undetected. He created the prototype more than 15 years ago but the world is only now getting wind of it.
The machine washable blanket is said to completely absorb the smell of flatulence - and only needs washing every four years. The product's website claims the blanket contains the same type of fabric used by the military to protect against chemical weapons.

Viz humour

Last week I attended an AA meeting, and to my horror, each person present stood up and openly admitted to being an alcoholic. I'm not having these boastful drunkards repairing my car. I can only hope the RAC have more responsible employees.
Hugie Dixon, West Drayton

'Alton Towers - Where the magic never ends', or so the commercial says. Imagine my disappointment when it closed at 7.30.
Colin Hill

I am married to a Taiwanese lady, and people often ask me if she was a mail-order bride. I find this very insensitive. The Royal Mail loses around 2 million letters and parcels each year, and to suggest that I would trust the delivery of my wife to them is insulting in the extreme.
She was sent by DHL next day delivery.
L Palmer, London

On the BBC website, I read with interest that some scientists in Australia have discovered the smallest fish known to exist. They've obviously never been to the Britannia Chippy on the Gloucester Road.
Alan J., London

I was being chased by a police dog last week, and made the mistake of trying to escape through a little tunnel, over a see-saw and through a hoop of fire. It finally caught me as I was weaving in and out of some sticks.
Stan Herschel

I was shocked to hear Home Secretary David Blunkett say that Britain's prison population has been ballooning for the past ten years. My God, has the world gone mad? Those people are there to be punished, not to be given 'thrill of a lifetime' experiences that most law abiding citizens can only dream of.
Mrs Close, Headingley

If Eastenders is so true to life, how come none of the loveable Cockney characters are Man Utd supporters?
P. Sullivan, Birkenhead .

If smoking is bad for you, how come it cures Salmon?
Stalker, Bournemouth .

These so-called speed bumps are a joke. If anything, they slow you down.
Tim Wakefield, Surrey.